President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the ANC leadership will meet with its provincial deployees in the North West to discuss issues surrounding premier Supra Mahumapelo.
Ramaphosa was speaking to the media on the sideline of an early morning walk with hundreds of residents from the White River municipality in Mpumalanga on Saturday.
“And we are going to have discussions with Supra Mahumapelo.”
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North West provincial ANC leadership, after a meeting earlier this week, remained adamant that Mahumapelo “is not going anywhere” despite instructions for him to resign.
Mahumapelo announced his intention to leave office in the media following pressure from President Cyril Ramaphosa and the party’s top structures, but made a swift U-turn on Wednesday morning when an urgent meeting of his provincial executive committee [PEC] was called.
After the meeting, the PEC banded behind Mahumapelo, shoving the ANC’s national leadership and Ramaphosa into a corner.
The PEC has placed Mahumapelo on administrative leave, also giving him the mandate to appoint an acting premier in his place. It did not say how long he will be out of office.
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